My hashtag seller #sellmyhousebytheweekend

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My hashtag seller  #sellmyhousebytheweekend

 

I was approached with this question: "Can you sell the house by this weekend?"  Of course, the answer was yes.  The approach would be different than that of a traditional sale.

 

The situation was difficult because there were family issues tied to the sale of the property and there was considerable pressure being applied to the seller.  The seller was ready to have the house sold NOW.

 

The seller has a tough exterior that can hide the fact that he's a real sweetheart of a guy.  He'd been so anxiety ridden that I hadn't really seen his funny side until I listed the property and he quickly got some offers.

 

Once he relaxed, I started seeing his funny side.  He started sending text messages, frequently with hashtags.  I don't know why I thought it was funny.  It just was.

 

The evolution of hashtags from start to finish: 

 

When the property was active on the market:

We had multiple offers on day one, so the property wasn't active for long, but here come the hashtags....

#jillsells    #sellthatb!tch    #b!tchwillbesoldsoon    #sellthatb!tch    #sellthatb!tch  #sellthatb!tch     #letssellthisb!tch  

 

During escrow:

#closethisb!tch     #closethismfer    #gettingsh!tdone    #sh!tgettingdone    #closethisb!tch   #fireinsuranceb!tch  (insurance agent wouldn't turn over the CLUE report)    #nosh!t (family issues)     #murtygettingsh!tdone     #closethismfer     #closethatb!tch     #jmurtygetssh!tdone   #murtykicksa$$     #allgood     #jillmurtyrocks   

 

Escrow closed:

#closedthatb!tch   #murtykicksa$$   

 

I'll ask the seller to write a more traditional testimonial, but the hashtags make the point!

 

Need a Realtor to  #sellthatb!tch   #getsh!tdone   #closethatb!tch and   #kicka$$?  

#realtorjillmurty

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Comments (27)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The hashtags are a neat testimonial. This post made me chuckle.  But  yes, a more traditional testimonial would be in order for your website.

May 08, 2015 09:57 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

May 08, 2015 09:59 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Chris Ann Cleland - You know, I hadn't looked at it as a hashtag testimonial until I wrote it down and realized that's what it really was.  I just cracked up each time I received a text from him.

May 08, 2015 10:08 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Chris Ann Cleland - Thanks for the feature!  I really appreciate it!!

May 08, 2015 10:11 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

#YouAreWelcome  #JillSellsHousesFast  #KeepUpTheGoodWork  #IAmRunningOutOfHastags

May 08, 2015 10:13 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jill, You can do it, well that is what people think.  We have a good market in Denver, I sold 2 this week.

May 08, 2015 01:22 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA ,Well I guess you #gotrdone!

May 08, 2015 01:25 PM
James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
Broker Associate, RSPS, BPOR, HI & PE

Jill, I bet that you will never forget this client. He even made my serious side chuckle. Great job laying it out. 

May 08, 2015 03:56 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jill. Any referral that come from this client are most likely very similar, so get ready for more of the same. Nice job getting it done.

Make it a great weekend!

May 08, 2015 07:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a hoot.  This made me laugh - he obviously appreciated your efforts!!

May 08, 2015 08:59 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What used to be a good swift kick in the pants is now a hashtag...

May 09, 2015 12:11 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I had one of those distressed properties before the Great Recession. It needs to have a buyer soon. I said your 4200 sf mansion(1 year old, never occupied) can be sold if you let me decide on the price.   We dropped by 1/2 mil. On 2nd day the motel owner asked;" You lower the price by 500K?".  In about 40 mins he brought all his relatives and employees totaling 35 visitors and bought the mansion.

May 09, 2015 01:35 AM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I see he's very fond of the exlamat!on po!nt.

But, ! must say Congratulat!ons on th!s one.

May 09, 2015 10:15 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well #murtykicka$$...you got it done. It sounds like this seller was very impressed with you and liked working with you. 

May 09, 2015 11:40 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA - well, this is a new generation sale.

Congrats! #YouSoldItInADay!

May 09, 2015 03:49 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on selling the house quickly. Thank you for the chuckle.

May 09, 2015 11:13 PM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Very funny.  #laughingsohard.  

May 10, 2015 09:07 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Oh my. I can't imagine how shocking it must have been at first, and how it kept you laughing as the transaction progressed. 

May 12, 2015 12:09 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

James (Jim) Lawson, DBA - Your serious side chuckled?  Sounds like a accomplishment!

Thanks Joe Petrowsky.  I'd love more clients like my #funnyhashtagseller.  He was really great.  More of the same would be awesome.

Kat Palmiotti - I'm glad this made you laugh!  I cracked up with every text message.  

Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on - I know what you mean.

May 12, 2015 01:57 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Sam Shueh -  It's funny how when clients follow the advice of a professional, the job gets done and done well.

Chuck Willman - The seller didn't use exclamation points.  

Debbie Laity - I could get used to that hashtag!

Praful Thakkar - Thanks!  The hashtag communication was a first for me  I loved it.

Thanks Gita Bantwal.  I'm glad you got a chuckle!

May 12, 2015 02:31 AM

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